The rumour mill for Melodifestivalen 2022 continues on. We previously reported that Robin Bengtsson and LIAMOO are among those joining the line-up. Once again, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has reported three more names for next year’s competition. They are Klara Hammarström, Alvaro Estrella and Angelino Markenhor that could potentially joining the line-up.
Starting off the list is Klara Hammarström, who made her debut in the competition with her entry “Nobody“, which placed 5th in the semi-final. She returned this year with her entry “Beat of Broken Hearts”, where she managed to qualify for the Grand Final via Andra Chansen where she placed 6th.
In 2014, Alvaro made his debut in the Melodifestivalen with his entry “Bedroom“, which placed 6th in the Semi-Final. In 2020, he participated with Mendez with “Vamos Amigos“, which placed 11th. He returned to the competition this year with “Baila Baila”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final via Andra Chansen which placed 10th. According to Aftonbladet, Alvaro will be performing with another latin-pop entry for next year’s competition.
A first so far, a new name for next year’s competition, and that is Angelino Markenhor, who is mostly known as “Angelino” professionally. He has been around for several years, releasing his own music and playing covers. Aftonbladet reports that Angelino participated in one of the songwriting camps, writing songs for Melodifestivalen. Close sources to Aftonbladet reveal that he will participate with a song written by Thomas Stengaard who co-wrote Denmark’s Eurovision 2013 entry “Only Teardrops”.
What we know about Melodifestivalen 2022
Melodifestivalen 2022 will be hosted by Oscar Zia, whilst Farah Abadi will follow the journey of the competing artists in the next edition of the competition. Tickets for next year’s competition will go on sale on November 8, with the shows taking place as follows:
- Semi-Final 1 – Malmö, Malmö Arena
- Semi-Final 2 – Gothenburg, Scandinavium
- Semi-Final 3 – Linköping, Saab Arena
- Semi-Final 4 – Lidköping, Sparbanken Lidköping Arena
- Semi-Final 5 – Örnsköldsvik, Hägglunds Arena
- Final – Stockholm, Friends Arena
Sweden’s Eurovision Journey
In 1958, Sweden made their debut in the Eurovision Song Contest, with Alice Babs representing them with the song “Lilla stjärna” which placed fourth. Since their debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win six times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015).
In 2021, Sweden was represented by Tusse, who won the 60th edition of the competition and competed with the song “Voices”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 14th with 109 Points from the Jury and Televoters.
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News Source: Aftonbladet
Photo Source: SVT / Stina Stjernkvist